Library Bookmark April 2016

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Library Bookmark April 2016


April Book Clubs

Our two Library Book Clubs have been reading Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks and Before I Go To Sleep by S.J Watson. If you’ve read either book and wish to join in the discussion, please join us for our next Book Club meetings:

Saturday, 2 April, 1.30pm: 
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J Watson
Thursday, 7 April, 6.30pm: 
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks


Thursday, 4 May, 6.30pm:
The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez
Saturday, 7 May, 1.30pm:
Breath by Tim Winton

Click here for the Library Book Clubs Reading List.


April Opening Hours

The Library will be closed on Anzac Day - Monday, 25 April.

Loan periods will be adjusted to account for the closures.

The digital collection will remain available for loan.

The Library will reopen on Tuesday, 26 April at 9am as per normal. 


Library Mural by Liliana Stafford

Watch the children’s area of the Library be transformed by artist and illustrator Liliana Stafford as part of the Victoria Park Arts Season. Liliana will be working her magic for the entire month of April, so during your regular visits, stop a while and watch as she transforms our children's area into a magical, creative space. 

Liliana is an award-winning artist, illustrator and writer. During her three years as an abstract artist, Liliana has won multiple awards for her paintings, adding to the accolades her twelve literary titles have collected. 

Most recently Liliana’s painting Still Life was Highly Commended in the 2015 South Perth Emerging Artist Exhibition. Currently Liliana is working on a series of illustrated story books for children aged four to seven called The Garden Dwellers.


 Bullying Workshop with Adam Przytula

The Library is once again hosting Adam Przytula, Director of Armed For Life to run a special workshop on bullying to coincide with National Youth Week.

Thursday, 14 April
3.30 - 4.30pm
For youth aged nine - 17 years 

National Youth Week is an annual celebration of the positive contributions of young people to Western Australia and includes events and celebrations for, and planned by youth. In 2016, National Youth Week will take place from 8-17 April.

The workshop will highlight the important issues in regards to bullying, why students bully others, the importance of bystanders getting involved and the different choices that victims have in these situations. Parents are welcome to attend with their children.

Armed For Life was created by Mr Przytula in 2012, and has worked with thousands of students at schools across Perth to educate and equip young people to deal with the many problems they will face in life. The team at Armed For Life offer encouragement and inspiration to young people to make positive choices for the future.

According to Mr Przytula, “bullying is a serious and often dangerous problem in our schools. Denying its existence is NOT the solution. One in four high school students are bullied every day, and this has a strong impact on students’ self-esteem, how involved they are in school work and even their success later in life.”

This is a free event and bookings are essential. Click here to book online. 


April School Holidays at the Library!

Snapshot Poetry with author Sioban Timmer

Friday, 15 April
10am – 11am
$2 per child, non-refundable
For kids aged seven – 12 years

Try your hand at writing poetry using your five senses and photographs.
Sioban Timmer is a Western Australian writer who produces stories and poetry for adults and children. Bookings are essential - click here to book online*.

*please note your booking is not confirmed until you have paid in person at the Library.

Pyjama Storytime

Tuesday, 19 April
6pm – 7pm
Free event, for kids aged two – six years

Come dressed in your pyjamas and bring your favourite snuggly toy! Click here to book online.

Book Cover Illustration with Alison Mutton

Friday, 22 April
10am – 11am
$2 per child, non-refundable
For kids aged six – 12 years

Learn how illustrators create exciting book covers and then create one yourself in this hands-on workshop. Alison Mutton is a freelance illustrator based in Perth who specialises in children’s illustration. Bookings are essential - click here to book online*.

*please note your booking is not confirmed until you have paid in person at the Library.

Baby Chicks

Come to the Library from Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 22 to see a miracle in the making. 

We will be playing host to some special visitors with baby chicks in their special incubator home staying with us. Watch them hatch and grow!


Free Hearing Checks

Free hearing checks will be conducted by Hearing Australia at the Library.

Monday, 18 April
9.30am - 1.30pm
Bookings are essential

The appointments will take approximately 20 minutes each, please book in to one of the following time slots:

9.30am - 9.50am - Click here to book
9.50am - 10.10am - Click here to book
10.10am - 10.30am - Click here to book
10.30am - 10.50am - Click here to book
10.50am - 11.10am - Click here to book
11.10am - 11.30am - Click here to book
11.30am - 11.50am - Click here to book
11.50am - 12.10pm - Click here to book
12.10pm - 12.30pm - Click here to book
12.30pm - 12.50pm - Click here to book
12.50pm - 1.10pm - Click here to book
1.10pm - 1.30pm - Click here to book


The Town of Victoria Park is hosting an Anzac Day Dawn Service which all of the community is welcome to attend.

Monday, 25 April 2016
Memorial Gardens (corner of Albany Hwy and Harvey Street, Victoria Park)

The traditional civic ceremony will be followed by light refreshments for all attendees. This is a free event, with no bookings necessary. 


Digital Content for Kids

Did you know that you can access several websites and resources online for children via our digital collection? They are all free, and easy to access, just use your Victoria Park Library membership number to login.

eReading Room
Kids can browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks appropriate for their age range and reading level. No adult content will appear in the search results.

Tumble Books
Introduce young children to the joys of reading with this delightful collection of animated, talking picture books.

StoryBox Library
A place where the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature is on exhibition! StoryBox Library is an online ‘reading room’ connecting children with literature via a diverse range of storytellers.








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